Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

This red velvet Christmas fudge recipe takes minimal effort to be made and is bursting with sweet mild chocolate flavor. It makes a great last-minute gift and is one of the most foolproof recipes that I know of.

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

Christmas time is full of candy canes, Christmas cookie trays, classic chocolate fudge, and homemade gifts.

Did you know you can use the microwave for making fudge? This red velvet fudge takes minimal effort to be made and is bursting with sweet mild chocolate flavor.

Christmas fudge recipes are my favorite sweet treat to give as a gift during the holiday season. It’s an easy fudge recipe with simple ingredients.

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Perfect for Valentine’s day or even the Christmas season depending on how you decorate it.

I used semi-sweet chocolate, red gel food coloring, butter, half and half, and marshmallow fluff. A super creamy and thick fudge that melts in your mouth.

This red velvet fudge recipe is…

  • made in the microwave
  • easy recipe to make
  • creamy and velvety
  • brightly colored festive red
  • delicious treat
red velvet christmas fudge recipe

Does it Matter What Type of Chocolate To Use?

Since chocolate is the main flavor of this fudge it is very important to use quality chocolate.

Make sure to buy chocolate so that you enjoy its flavor of it. Do this for semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate.

Do I have to cook in the microwave?

If you don’t want to cook in the microwave then use a double boiler on the stovetop.

This is going to help ensure all the chocolate melts without getting too hot, as you could when you cook directly on the stove.

Why do you work fast with fudge?

You will find that fudge sets fast, so make sure to work fast. I recommend having all your ingredients set out on the table and measured so you can grab and mix with each step.

Be ready for each step of making this fudge.

Variations to Recipe

  • Swap semi-sweet with milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
  • Add on festive sprinkles on top, or even sprinkles and white chocolate chips for added texture.
  • You can speed up the setting up by refrigerating or even freezing for 15-20 minutes.
  • Drizzle white chocolate on top to add decoration to the top of the fudge.
  • Add more or less food coloring to adjust the color of the fudge.

Can I Double this Fudge Recipe?

Yes, you can double the recipe if you want. Just grab a larger pan and pour it all in the same pan, or use two same size pans. This recipe doubles well.

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Red Velvet Fudge – Using Microwave (No candy thermometer needed!)

Prep: 3 hours 5 minutes 

Yields: 25

Recipe:

Best Fudge Recipe Ingredients

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Red liquid food coloring 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Half and half
  • Marshmallow cream fluff
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vanilla extract or peppermint extract for a more festive treat
  • For exact amounts, see the full printable recipe below.
Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Delicious Fudge Recipe Equipment:

  • 9×9 baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • medium heat-safe bowl
  • large microwave-safe bowl (preferably glass as it gets quite hot!)
  • Potholders
  • spoon
  • spatula
  • additional bowls

How to Make The BEST Christmas Fudge

**BE SURE TO PREP ALL INGREDIENTS AHEAD OF TIME, AND WORK QUICKLY!!!

The first step is to line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.

Make sure the edges of the parchment paper extend above the pan so you can easily remove the fudge from the pan after it sets. 

In a medium heat-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and food coloring. Set aside. 

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

In a large microwave-safe bowl (preferably glass as it gets quite hot!), melt the butter with a paper towel or paper plate placed on top of the bowl to prevent splatters – in 30 second intervals, about 1 ½ minutes, or until it is melted.

Add the sugar and half and half. Mix well, and then microwave for 3 minutes. Stir again, and microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for 3 more minutes, and then a final stir and 2 ½ minutes.

If at any point the butter separates, just continue stirring, it will reconstitute itself. Also, scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed throughout this whole step.

After the final time, the mixture bubbled furiously after being mixed. 

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Add room temperature marshmallow creme fluff, and stir until well combined. This takes a bit, but continue to stir until the fluff is fully absorbed.

Add white chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue to stir until the chocolate chips are fully melted and smooth. 

Split the mixture in half into a third bowl, and add one-half of the melted chocolate to the medium bowl with the chocolate chips and food coloring from step 2 and mix until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth.

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Scoop the two mixtures by the spoonful into a random pattern at the bottom of a prepared pan.

Remove any large air pockets by dropping the pan on the work surface a couple of times. You only need to drop it about 1” from the work surface.

Then, take the sharp side of a butter knife, spray with a bit of cooking spray, and run it around randomly in the pan to create a swirled effect in the fudge.

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Don’t move it around too much or it will muddle the colors together.

Allow the fudge to cool completely (at least 2 hours) before lifting the parchment paper out of the pan and cutting.

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Notes: 

  • Quality chips may melt better. I used Hershey’s chocolate chips, but they were really slow to melt. 
  • Make sure you use a large bowl as this recipe does expand quite a bit as it cooks in the microwave.
  • Be very careful as the bowl gets very hot!

How to Store The Easiest Fudge Recipe

This 8 ingredient fudge recipe can be stored in an airtight container, wrapped with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

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Yield: 25

Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

red velvet christmas fudge recipe

This red velvet Christmas fudge recipe takes minimal effort to be made and is bursting with sweet mild chocolate flavor. It makes a great last-minute gift and is one of the most foolproof recipes that I know of.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (165g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) red liquid food coloring
  • 3 cups (575g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (166g) butter
  • 2/3 cup (158 ml) half and half
  • 7 ounces (198 g) marshmallow cream fluff
  • 1 cup (187g) white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon (15ml) vanilla extract or peppermint extract for a more festive treat

Instructions

  1. The first step is to line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. Make sure the edges of the parchment paper extend above the pan so you can easily remove the fudge from the pan after it sets.  Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  2. In a medium heat-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and food coloring. Set aside.  Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl (preferably glass as it gets quite hot!), melt the butter with a paper towel or paper plate placed on top of the bowl to prevent splatters – in 30 second intervals, about 1 ½ minutes, or until it is melted. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  4. Add the sugar and half and half. Mix well, and then microwave for 3 minutes. Stir again, and microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for 3 more minutes, and then a final stir and 2 ½ minutes. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  5. If at any point the butter separates, just continue stirring, it will reconstitute itself. Also, scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed throughout this whole step. After the final time, the mixture bubbled furiously after being mixed. 
  6. Add room temperature marshmallow creme fluff, and stir until well combined. This takes a bit, but continue to stir until the fluff is fully absorbed. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  7. Add white chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue to stir until the chocolate chips are fully melted and smooth. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  8. Split the mixture in half into a third bowl, and add one-half of the melted chocolate to the medium bowl with the chocolate chips and food coloring from step 2 and mix until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  9. Scoop the two mixtures by the spoonful into a random pattern at the bottom of a prepared pan. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  10. Remove any large air pockets by dropping the pan on the work surface a couple of times. You only need to drop it about 1” from the work surface.
  11. Then, take the sharp side of a butter knife, spray with a bit of cooking spray, and run it around randomly in the pan to create a swirled effect in the fudge. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  12. Don’t move it around too much or it will muddle the colors together. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe
  13. Allow the fudge to cool completely (at least 2 hours) before lifting the parchment paper out of the pan and cutting. Red Velvet Christmas Fudge Recipe

Notes

**BE SURE TO PREP ALL INGREDIENTS AHEAD OF TIME, AND WORK QUICKLY!!!

  • Quality chips may melt better. I used Hershey’s chocolate chips, but they were really slow to melt. 
  • Make sure you use a large bowl as this recipe does expand quite a bit as it cooks in the microwave.
  • Be very careful as the bowl gets very hot!

Nutrition Information

Yield

25

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 47Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 9mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 0g

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In Conclusion

This family tradition festive fudge recipe is a great recipe that will add holiday cheer at this time of year. With only a few minutes of prep work, it makes the perfect holiday treat.

Be sure to make a second batch to keep on hand for those that drop in unexpectedly or for when you have a sweet tooth. Merry Christmas!

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